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Football fans question safety of sport following Damar Hamiln's collapse

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The Buffalo Bills players pray for teammate Damar Hamlin during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Monday, Jan. 2, 2023, in Cincinnati. The game has been postponed after Buffalo Bills' Damar Hamlin collapsed, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced. (AP Photo/Joshua A. Bickel)

Football fans across the country, geared up from the Buffalo vs. Cincinnati game on Monday, again are questioning the dangers of the game while they await the latest on safety Damar Hamlin’s condition after his heart stopped and he collapsed on the field.

Americans love their contact sports, but what do they think about the consequences?

To consider the issue, we speak with New York Times sports reporter Ken Belson, The Ohio State University associate professor of sociology Chris Knoester, PhD candidate in sociology at The Ohio State University Mariah Warner and Executive director at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University Don Heider.


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